Can protein powders really help you lose weight? According to the evidence, the answer to that question is an overwhelming yes


The word protein comes from the Greek and means "of prime importance." It's an accurate description. Without dietary protein, your body starts breaking down precious muscle tissue, literally "eating" itself. Among its many responsibilities, protein helps to make enzymes, hormones, antibodies, and about a zillion other things that your body requires to function optimally. I've long been a fan of higher-protein diets for fat loss. Protein from dietary sources has far less of an effect on insulin than carbs, is more satisfying, and requires more energy to break down and assimilate. That's why many weight-loss and nutritional experts refer to protein as a magic bullet for fat loss.


Protein is one of three macro nutrients – the other two being dietary fat and carbohydrate. All three are necessary to keep your body alive and functioning. If you’re feeling sluggish or weak, pay attention here. You’re probably not getting enough.


Sustained Fat Loss
Protein has less of an effect on insulin than carbs do, is more satisfying, and requires more calories) to break down. A greater ratio of protein to carbohydrates at mealtimes stabilizes blood sugar and reduces insulin response. And research by Donald Layman, PhD, and other experts suggests that leucine-an amino acid found in protein-specifically helps you maintain muscle mass while losing body fat during weight loss.

In a study that was published in The American Journal of Nutrition, Layman compared a high-protein, low-fat diet with a standard low-fat diet. No contest: the high-protein diet helped retain muscle mass and dissolved fat far better than the low-fat diet.

But weight loss means absolutely nothing if you can't keep that weight off.


The Proof Is in the Powder
Protein powders are a terrific way to get high-quality protein into your diet. Our Alkalized Vegan Slimming Protein is allergen-friendly, dairy, soy and GMO free and aids in fat burning process.  Most importantly, it is easy to digest. Check it out here


Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka "The Rogue Nutritionist," is a board-certified nutritionist and the best-selling author of 13 books on health, most recently The Great Cholesterol Myth 

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